PARIS — YSL Beauté has some high-level executive changes in the works.
The beauty arm of PPR is set to announce today the appointment of Jean-Denis Voin as YSL Beauté’s vice president, international development, and of Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur as YSL Beauté’s vice president, international brands. Both changes will be effective Oct. 22.
“These two appointments reflect our will to give YSL Beauté’s organization an ever-growing strategic dimension,” Andrea Barbier, president of YSL Beauté, told WWD. “Jean-Denis’ vision and analytic skills, plus Thomas’ long-standing experience in the luxury sector and in-depth knowledge of the Yves Saint Laurent brand are precious assets for our company’s growth moving forward.”
Voin will be stepping into a newly created post in which he is to be charged with analyzing development opportunities for YSL Beauté in the global fragrance and cosmetics market. Voin has been at YSL Beauté since February 2006.
Du Pré de Saint Maur, who is replacing Voin in the role of vice president, international brands, is to define and implement YSL Beauté’s marketing strategy for all of its brands, excluding Roger & Gallet. Since 2005, Du Pré de Saint Maur has been worldwide communications director for Yves Saint Laurent. Prior to that, he was fragrances marketing director for Parfums Christian Dior. In their new jobs, both men will report to Barbier.
YSL Beauté registered sales last year of 626 million euros, or $786.4 million at average exchange, up 2.4 percent year-on-year. Its brands include Yves Saint Laurent, Roger & Gallet, Stella McCartney, Boucheron, Ermenegildo Zegna, Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen.
This story first appeared in the September 21, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.